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Comorbidity of chronic pain and mental health disorders: Breaking the cycle
This interdisciplinary theme will be of interest to both researchers and clinicians, as it encompasses medical and non-medical healthcare professionals and touches on various fields. Chronic pain and mental health disorders (such as major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder) are interconnected public health issues with growing prevalence, often coexisting and worsening each other’s impact.
The biopsychosocial approach has transformed the management of chronic pain, emphasizing the need to consider biological, psychological, and social factors. The congress will explore the interplay between chronic pain and mental health disorders, including common risk factors, shared neurobiological mechanisms, and the potential for precision medicine using biomarkers as key aspects while also underlining the importance of reducing stigma, addressing substance-use disorder, and recognizing the unique needs of vulnerable populations, children, and the elderly.
Additionally, #EFIC2025 will examine the intersection of cancer-related pain and mental health and provide an opportunity for collaborative workshops with psychology and psychiatry organizations.
Important #EFIC2025 Deadlines
Workshop Submission Opening: January 2024
Workshop Submission Closing: April 2024
Abstract Submission Opening: May 2024
Abstract Submission Closing: September 2024
Who should attend #EFIC2025?
Discuss recent clinical findings with renowned experts in their field and refresh your basic pain practice knowledge
EFIC is the largest cutting-edge European pain research congress
EFIC promotes interprofessionalism and all healthcare professionals will benefit and find content to their need
EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
Present your research, find inspiration and build your network
Why attend #EFIC2025?
Find out about current and future developments in pain science
Network with 3,500 healthcare professionals from all over the world
Share cutting-edge research and learn from distinguished experts in the field
Renew your clinical management skills through refresher sessions
Prepare for the European Diplomas in Pain Medicine, Pain Nursing and Pain Physiotherapy
Be part of the largest international congress on pain in 2025
Tweets from #EFIC2023
Back from inspiring days in beautiful Budapest & #EFIC2023, where I had the privilege to present our research under an oral session & poster w/TAKE HOME MESSAGE: ‘Persistent #LBP co-occurs with other #MSK pain in distinct temporal stable patterns’ https://t.co/jahrfnxAcD pic.twitter.com/XzGLsUNCRx
— Cecilie K. Øverås (@CeciKOveraas) September 25, 2023
✨Excited to have participated at the 13th Congress of @EFIC_org with a poster presentation of my PhD research.
🧑🔬It was a great experience to connect with researchers from around the world, sharing insights in the field of pain.#efic2023 #Budapest pic.twitter.com/5q9YoDQzvT
— Paraskevi (Evi) Bilika (@BilikaEvi) September 26, 2023
Thought-provoking 💭to listen to @rebecca_lee07 present abt pain communication from young children’s perspective at #EFIC2023.How do we empower healthcare professionals to communicate better?To be there?To consider aspects beyond a patient’s diagnosis, including transitioning. pic.twitter.com/s18peczl4S
— Wendy Ng (@Wendy_WY_Ng) September 22, 2023
It’s a wrap! #EFIC2023🇭🇺, you have been splendid. Writing two talks always feels a little stressful, especially when they bookend the conference. But I’m grateful for plenty of time for conversations, goulash, and ice cream in between. Pain science rocks. pic.twitter.com/L0R4raleFY
— Lauren Heathcote, PhD (@LCHeathcote) September 22, 2023
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EFIC Congress 2025 - Pain in Europe XIV
24-26 April 2025, Lyon
The main European congress for all healthcare professionals working in pain management featuring cutting-edge pain research and hot topics in pain science